On April 30, 1989 — The Toronto Blue Jays acquire pitcher Al Leiter from the New York Yankees in exchange for veteran outfielder Jesse Barfield. Leiter will miss most of the next four seasons to arm injuries but will contribute significantly to the Jays’ World Championship in 1993, winning 9 of 15 decisions as a spot starter and long reliever. The slugging right fielder, who led the league with 40 homers in 1986, will bat only .231 with 62 dingers in his four years with New York

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